There may be soon another record transfer in the football/soccer world as Manchester City are throwing around some amazing numbers in their hunt for Brazilian star Kaka. Meanwhile USA Basketball’s Jerry Colangelo is thinking 2010.

The deep-pocketed English club Manchester City appear poised to spend more money and are apparently in Milan to talk to AC Milan star Kaka. And there are some outrageous figures being throw around.

Here is very good interview with Jerry Colangelo of USA Basketball in which he talks in detail about the next couple of years for Team USA looking ahead to the 2010 Worlds and 2012 Olympics. Interesting use of the word “pipeline” of feeding young talent into the squad. Good work Jeff.

Sticking with basketball, the Eurocup has finished its regular season and the Last 16 groups are set. Only real team a surprise not to have advanced was Turkish club Besiktas.

And this is an interesting move, the NBA said it would not fine the Portland Trail Blazers over their threats to other NBA teams regarding signing Darius Miles.

Two good headlines from the world of football/soccer again – as David Beckham says he wants to play until he’s 40. And Manchester United’s Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov’s exorcist uncle apparently is shocked by ManU’s nickname – the Red Devils. Man, you cannot make up this stuff.

Two items for baseball to close off for today. The Atlanta Braves were busy with filling their rotation, signing Derek Lowe and Kenshin Kawakami.

And pitcher Chan Ho Park has pulled out of South Korea team for World Baseball Classic to concentrate on having a bigger role with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.

And with the U.S. Presidential Inauguration coming up next week, check this – Brooklyn to Baracklyn as minor league baseball team honors in-coming president

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